The Bills announced that running back Karlos Williams has been suspended for four games due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Like another AFC East notable, Williams will be sidelined for the first month of the season. After that, he can return to action for the Bills’ October 9th tilt against the Rams.
“As an organization, we are disappointed that Karlos has put himself in this situation,” the Bills said in a statement. “Poor decisions such as this affect not only the individual, but the entire Bills organization. We will continue to work with Karlos through the various player programs we provide to assist him in making better decisions moving forward.”
As a rookie in 2015, Williams ran for 517 yards off of 93 carries, good for an eye-popping 5.6 yards-per-carry average. He also added seven rushing touchdowns. This year, the Bills were banking on Williams to serve as a quality complement to lead rusher LeSean McCoy, but they’ll be without his services in September.
In other news out of the Bills’ backfield, the league announced earlier this week that they will not charge McCoy for his role in a nightclub brawl earlier this year. Meanwhile, rookie tailback Jonathan Williams was arrested on DUI charges on Thursday morning.
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